Going green is cool
featured the popular bike and car-sharing programs run by UT
Arlington’s Office of Sustainability in its Green Week report Monday
night and this morning. Meghna Tare, campus sustainability director, and
students talked about the University’s role in encouraging sustainable
transportation options. Eleonor Hernandez, manager of the Maverick Bike
Shop, said: “It’s kind of cool to be green nowadays.”
Let there be lights
Allan Saxe, UT Arlington associate professor of political science,
has agreed to foot the bill for police traffic controls at the
Interlochen lights display in Arlington again this year, KDFW/FOX 4
reported. The city cut a $5,000 expense for the event last year and
Saxe stepped in to help. He said he enjoys the yearly light show and was
glad to support it.
Improving bone health
The website MedicalXpress
reported on a recently published study of the parathyroid hormone by
Rhonda Prisby, an assistant professor of kinesiology at UT Arlington.
Prisby and her colleagues from Canada and France found that parathyroid
hormone, also known as PTH, could cause small blood vessels in bones to
redistribute themselves closer to the surface of the bone, promoting
bone mass growth. Her results could improve treatments for difficult to
heal bone fractures and arthritis.
An international perspective
UT Arlington ranks No. 32 on a list of U.S. doctoral institutions
with the most international students, according to a table posted at The Chronicle of Higher Education's website. UT Austin was No. 14. UT Dallas was No. 37. A story in the Chronicle
said the number of international students enrolling in American
colleges and universities was heavily reliant on two countries: China
and Saudi Arabia.